Prude Case to Grand Jury After BLM Terrorizes City

Prude Case to Grand Jury After BLM Terrorizes City

Prude Case to Grand Jury After BLM Terrorizes City

Daniel Prude died a miserable death on the streets of Rochester, NY, in March. To the average observer, his demise might have reminded them of the death of George Floyd.

Prude, from Chicago, had been visiting his brother in Rochester, but in the wee hours of March 23 he began acting erratically. His brother called police, who apprehended him as he ran naked down the streets. Police handcuffed him and placed a spit hood over his head since he had been spitting at them, telling them he had COVID-19.

Police pinned him to the ground; eventually Prude vomited water and finally quit breathing. He was taken to the hospital, placed on life support, and died on March 30.

Prior to this encounter, Prude had been taken to a hospital on the previous day due to mental health problems. He was released, but in the early morning hours of March 23 Prude’s brother called 911 to report Daniel’s escape. In addition, a truck driver also called 911 to report a naked man trying to break into a car. The man also told the trucker that he had coronavirus.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester released a timeline of body cam video showing the arrest and detainment of Daniel Prude. It’s disturbing, but body cam allows the public to see what transpired.

The Monroe County medical examiner listed the death as “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint.” The report noted that use of phencyclidine, or PCP, also led to Prude’s death. As for the spit hood: while it looks medieval, it’s been a useful tool for police to keep them safe from detainees who spit or even bite. Even paramedics use them.

So, in April, an internal police investigation cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

Daniel Prude died two months before George Floyd, who also died in police restraint. Like Prude, Floyd also had drugs in his system when he died; in his case, fentanyl.

But Floyd became a cause célèbre, so Daniel Prude’s family, and Lovely Warren, the mayor of Rochester, began demanding the officers’ heads. Prude’s daughter Tashyra said:

“They should be arrested and tried as the killers that they are.” 

Joe Prude called his brother’s death “cold-blooded murder.” And Mayor Warren blamed “institutional racism.”

“Institutional structural racism led to Daniel Prude’s death. I won’t deny it. I stand before it and I call for justice upon it.” 

So the City of Rochester suspended the officers on Thursday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on NY Attorney General Letitia James to expedite a probe.

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AG Letitia James/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 3.0.

Then, on Saturday, James announced that she was forming a grand jury.

“The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish. My office will immediately move to empanel a grand jury as part of our exhaustive investigation into this matter.”

Okay, fine. The family has the right to demand justice for their loved one. The mayor has the right to investigate police conduct in her city. Let the law take its course.

Unfortunately, BLM activists decided to demand justice for Daniel Prude, too. And they weren’t willing to wait for Lady Justice to weigh the evidence on her scales.

No, they wanted to trash Rochester. To terrorize its citizens. To take the fight to innocent people who were trying to enjoy a meal at a restaurant on a summer night.

So on Friday evening, BLM activists raided restaurants, telling patrons that they were “shutting your party down.” Another man threatened the victims, “if you don’t give us our shit.”

One man recognized one of the BLM terrorists (because that’s what they were) as the assistant principal at his kids’ school.

If true, that guy should get the heave-ho from his position. However, I’ll bet his teachers’ union will keep that from happening.

Finally, police moved in and declared the “protest” to be a riot.

So was this the real reason that AG James decided to call for a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude? Consider that her call for a grand jury probe came during a long holiday weekend. Perhaps under more peaceful circumstances she would’ve waited until Tuesday to announce it. But she appeased the monster, and when the monster is appeased, it senses weakness. It will return more vicious than before.

That’s an ominous portent for things to come. Because any whiff of police misconduct towards a black person — or, let’s say, perceived misconduct — will bring forth BLM activists to cause mayhem and terror. They’re no longer keeping their violence to buildings and property. Now they’re turning their rage upon innocent people who have done nothing wrong, except perhaps be born white. Which, to activists steeped in critical race theory, is the prime characteristic of their enemy.

Striking fear into the hearts of innocent people — is that not the very definition of terrorism? And if you think it’s frightening now — what will happen if the grand jury decides not to charge the Rochester police in the death of Daniel Prude? Or if the police involved in the George Floyd case are found not guilty when that case goes to trial? After all, did police directly kill him? Or did the drugs? Drug use was a factor in the Prude case, too.

BLM terrorists will not accept defeat. But neither should law-abiding Americans. Stay safe, dear readers: it may be Labor Day weekend, but the long, hot summer of chaos is far from over.

 

Featured image: allenandallen.com/flickr/cropped/CC BY 2.0. 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

15 Comments
  • Matthew w says:

    Being declared a riot should be the default whenever the Democrat Fascist Storm Troopers or bLM gather.

  • Sadie McQueen says:

    God help us should Trump get reelected. I doubt there will be any major city left standing.

    • Scott says:

      I’m sorry, you obviously meant to say Joe Biden there Sadie.

      • NTSOG says:

        “… you obviously meant to say Joe Biden there Sadie.”

        No, I think she meant that if the democratic process leads to the re-election of Trump she and the rest of her terrorist mates will escalate their violence as a form of juvenile retribution against the majority because they and their favoured Democrats didn’t win the ‘big’ prize. In short their violent behaviour will become far worse until they are literally crushed.

    • ontoiran says:

      so maybe if we appease the leftists/anarchists/communists by voting for who they tell us to, they will stop being mean to us?

      • NTSOG says:

        Appeasement never works in the face of the unreasonable and violent, whether Hitler or street thugs with the mindset of bratty toddlers. They always want more power until they literally run into a bigger force and get flattened.

  • Scott says:

    Interesting how they only pull this crap in blue states / cities where concealed / open carry of firearms is rare, if not prohibited… they try this where people still have and exercise their Second Amendment rights, and things will end a little different… Let them try that shit at Shooters grill in Rifle Colorado, where ALL of the employees (and many of the patrons) carry guns….
    The fact that a grade-school vice principal is involved should surprise no-one. It seems that “teachers” are the most likely profession to be involved in riots, and like you said, they’re likely supported by the union, if not the school district in these activities. This is just one more reason to do away with government run schools / indoctrination centers, because these people are without question passing those beliefs / attitudes on to our children.

  • joetote says:

    It just occurred to me I saw a video yesterday of crazy Maxine Waters imploring these people do do exactly wha t occured in Rochester.

    Can one blame idiots for following one of their idiot leader’s orders?

    Being sarcastic, but it really ties in with the rhetoric from so called leaders

  • George V says:

    With this incident the spit hood will be another tool of the police that will be banned, along with (depending on jurisdiction) batons, pepper spray, choke holds, tasers, tear gas, and maybe others. Some of these bans are from the municipality, some are by judicial ruling as is the case here in Detroit where police are now forbidden from using pretty much anything against “peaceful” demonstrators. Definition of peaceful is ultimately left up to the demonstrators if past history is any guide.

    So what is left for the police to use to apprehend the recalcitrant criminal?

    Police, with guns drawn, apprehending serial rapist suspect: “You are under arrest. Please stand still with your hands behind your back as we place you in handcuffs.”
    Suspect: “Or what? You gonna tase me?”
    Police: “No, we can’t, nor can we hit, spray, or shoot you. Instead we will let you walk away, but we will keep talking at you until you make threatening moves, in which case we will stop.”

    If we somehow manage to avoid descending into a Venezuela-like national hell-hole, I give it about 25 years before the wording of the 1994 Crime Bill again appears in Congress.

    • GWB says:

      Yes. When you remove all the possible actual non-lethal responses from the hands of police, they will be left with “talk, then shoot.”

      • GWB says:

        BTW, a similar thing happens when you take away disciplinary tools from the teachers.
        They are left with “stern talking to” followed by “call the police and arrest that 6yo!”

  • GWB says:

    Which, to activists steeped in critical race theory, is the prime characteristic of their enemy.
    Which is funny, because most of the BLM rioters are white. (And almost all of the AntiFa are.)

  • Drew458 says:

    Sounds to me like it was the mayor who was behind the surprise release of the video. Do Dem cities have a #MeToo complex, or was she paid off? Because putting out that video of a totally forgotten incident from half a year ago started a riot, and that was the intention. Who done it?

    • GWB says:

      Like the Trayvon Martin case. Released to the media after everyone with brains had decided it was an open-and-shut case of self-defense, just so it could generate stürm und drang in the public. (I’m going to assume there’s some hope of a big payout for someone in this.)

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